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An incredible destination for a TEFL course
TEFL Course in Kuala Lumpur
An incredible destination for a TEFL course

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WHY TAKE A TESOL TEFL course IN Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, the dynamic capital of Malaysia, is renowned for its cultural diversity, lush tropical landscapes, delectable cuisine, and stunning coastal destinations, making it an ideal location for embarking on a TEFL journey. Malaysia consists of two main regions: Peninsular Malaysia or West Malaysia, located at the southernmost tip of Asia, and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on Borneo, collectively referred to as East Malaysia.

Among Kuala Lumpur’s iconic landmarks is the Petronas Towers, featuring the world’s tallest twin towers and the highest double-decker bridge, offering a breathtaking backdrop for TEFL adventures. The city’s multicultural society, dominated by Malays, Chinese, and Indians, alongside various ethnic groups, enriches the local culture and cuisine, creating a vibrant atmosphere conducive to language learning.

Experience the diverse flavors of Malaysian cuisine at popular spots like Jalan Alor Food Street and Changkat Bukit Bintang, where TEFL enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the local culture while honing their teaching English skills. Bukit Bintang, a bustling district known for its shopping, dining, and cultural attractions, serves as an excellent starting point for TEFL exploration amidst Malaysia’s tropical climate.


Looking to kickstart your journey in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL)? Acquiring a TEFL/TESOL Certification is the first step towards a rewarding career in this dynamic field. With our comprehensive TEFL courses, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in classrooms worldwide. Our program not only provides top-notch education but also offers TEFL career support to ensure your success post-certification. Join us today and embark on a fulfilling TEFL adventure!

Welcome to our EFL school, conveniently nestled within KL’s Golden Triangle along Jalan Binjai, with the iconic Petronas Twin Towers as our majestic backdrop. Our prime location ensures easy accessibility, with train stations just a stone’s throw away. Within a mere 5-minute’ walk, you’ll find yourself amidst the bustling KLCC and Intermark Mall, surrounded by a plethora of restaurants, bars, and attractions like the Petronas Twin Towers and Aquaria Park.

Our TEFL school boasts a single spacious EFL classroom, comfortably accommodating up to 20 students. But it’s not just about the classroom experience; we understand the importance of fostering a conducive learning environment. That’s why our building features inviting collaborative breakout spaces, a cozy coffee spot, and a lively bar, perfect for unwinding and socializing after class.

At our school, we offer a comprehensive 120-hour TEFL/TESOL certificate program, covering various specializations including business English, young learners, and IELTS preparation. Whether you are starting your TEFL journey or looking to enhance your English-teaching skills, our courses are tailored to meet your needs. Join us and embark on an enriching educational TEFL experience in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant cityscape!

WORKing IN KL or malaysia AS A TEFL teacher

Working as a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) teacher in Malaysia offers a vibrant and culturally enriching experience. With its diverse population and growing demand for English language proficiency, Malaysia provides numerous opportunities for TEFL teachers. Here’s an overview of what to expect in terms of teaching opportunities, salary, vacation, bonuses, housing support, and healthcare:

Teaching Opportunities: TEFL teachers in Malaysia can find employment in language schools, international schools, private tutoring, and corporate training programs. There’s a steady demand for English language instruction, particularly in urban areas like Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Johor Bahru. Additionally, there are opportunities to teach various age groups, from young learners to adult professionals.

Salary: TEFL teachers in Malaysia typically receive a competitive salary that allows for a comfortable lifestyle. Salaries vary depending on factors such as qualifications, experience, and the type of institution. On average, TEFL teachers can expect to earn between RM 3,000 to RM 6,000 (US $635 – $1,270) per month. International schools often offer higher salaries and additional benefits.

Vacation: Most TEFL teaching positions in Malaysia offer paid vacation time, typically ranging from two to four weeks per year. Schools usually follow the Malaysian academic calendar, which includes breaks for major holidays such as Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, and Christmas.

Bonus: Some schools and language centers may offer performance-based bonuses or annual bonuses as part of their compensation package. These bonuses can vary in amount and frequency depending on the employer.

Housing Support: Many employers provide housing support for TEFL teachers, either by offering accommodation or a housing allowance. This benefit can significantly reduce living expenses and make the transition to living in Malaysia smoother. Accommodations are often furnished and located in convenient areas close to schools or public transportation.

Healthcare: TEFL teachers in Malaysia are typically required to have health insurance coverage. Some employers may offer health insurance benefits as part of the employment package, covering medical expenses for both routine care and emergencies. Malaysia has a well-developed healthcare system with both public and private hospitals, ensuring access to quality medical care.

Airfare: The provision of airfare for foreign teachers to Malaysia varies depending on the employer and the specific terms of the employment contract. Some schools or language centers may offer airfare reimbursement or even provide a flight ticket upfront as part of the relocation package for qualified candidates.

However, it’s important for prospective TEFL teachers to carefully review the terms and conditions of their employment contract to understand what benefits are included. In some cases, teachers may be responsible for arranging and covering the cost of their airfare to Malaysia.

Generally, larger institutions such as international schools or language academies are more likely to offer airfare assistance as part of their recruitment package, especially if they actively seek to attract qualified teachers from abroad. Smaller language centers or private tutoring arrangements may not provide this benefit.

Regardless of whether airfare is provided, TEFL teachers considering a position in Malaysia should factor in the potential costs of relocation and consider negotiating travel allowances or reimbursement with their prospective employers during the hiring process.

Overall, working as a TEFL teacher in Malaysia offers not only a rewarding career but also an opportunity to immerse oneself in a vibrant multicultural environment. With competitive salaries, generous vacation time, and benefits such as housing support, airfare, and healthcare, Malaysia is an attractive destination for TEFL professionals looking to teach English abroad.

TEFL Courses in Kuala Lumpur fill up quickly!



Total tuition: US $1,800

Deposit: $500, due at registration.

Balance payment: $1300, due five business days before the first course date.
Tuition includes moderation, certificate and full career-support services (CV/resume setup, school information, interview guidance and departure support). Complimentary add-on: specialization in Teaching Business, TOEFL Preparation or Young Learners.
Course Dates
  • 6 May – 31 May, 2024
  • 8 July – 2 August, 2024
  • 9 September – 4 October, 2024


    75% on-line/25% on-site training

    Total tuition: US $1,000

    Deposit: $500 due at registration.

    Balance payment:$ 500 due five business days before start of the teaching practice. Tuition includes moderation, certificate and full career-support services (CV/resume setup, school information, interview guidance and departure support). Complimentary add-on: specialization in Teaching Business, TOEFL Preparation or Young Learners.
    Course Dates in 2021

    • 4 January – 15 January
    • 1 February – 12 March
    • 1 March – 12 March
    • 5 April – 16 April
    • 3 May – 14 May
    • 7 June – 18 July
    • 5 July – 16 July
    • 2 August – 13 August
    • 6 September – 17 September
    • 4 October – 15 October
    • 8 November – 19 November
    • 22 November – 3 December

      Teaching Practice Dates in 2022
    • 3 January 2022 – 14 January 2022
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    Meet Our iTTi Kuala Lumpur TEFL Team

    Embarking on my journey as an educationist from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I never imagined that my path would lead me to become a teacher trainer at iTTi Kuala Lumpur, fulfilling a lifelong dream. Coming from a middle-class background, the idea of owning my academy seemed far-fetched until I received guidance and support from mentors Tacito Cury and Adriana Blumberg.

    My journey began with teaching in several international schools, where I gained valuable experience in the IGCSE and IPC syllabi. However, my pursuit of further education took me to the United States, where I enrolled in a Masters in Education program at Wayne State University. The diverse environment of Wayne State University provided me with opportunities to work, learn, and grow.

    Working under the organization Warrior VIP at Wayne State University, I was exposed to a diverse student population and engaged in activities such as meetings, student observation, mentoring, and conferences. These experiences not only helped me develop resilience but also boosted my self-esteem and passion for education.

    Returning to Kuala Lumpur, I found myself at iTTi Kuala Lumpur, where I could finally utilize my native-like English skills and educational knowledge as a TEFL course instructor. I am privileged to train future EFL teachers and provide them with the opportunity to become TESOL-certified. I also support the graduates in landing their ultimate place of employment as English teachers in their desired destination. Opportunities abound everywhere. I am excited to welcome more TEFL students to join our global teacher education organization and embark on a fulfilling career in teaching. Kuala Lumpur offers a vibrant environment for teacher education, and I am eager to see more teachers embrace this lifetime opportunity.

    In conclusion, my journey from an educationist in Kuala Lumpur to a TEFL teacher trainer at iTTi Kuala Lumpur has been filled with challenges and triumphs. Through perseverance and determination, I have realized my professional dream and am now dedicated to empowering others to do the same in the dynamic field of teaching English as a foreign language.

    Seetha Changayah


    How to Apply for a TESOL Course

    Step 1

    To begin the admission process for the iTTi Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, you must first choose your starting date, complete the online application form, and pay a deposit of US $500.

    Step 2

    An iTTi Enrollment Counselor will then contact you with instructions on how to complete the required English proficiency assessment test. If you are not a native speaker, you must obtain preferably a C1 level or a B2 level as a minimum with additional EFL classes. A certificate will be provided by iTTi School of English upon request.

    Step 3

    Once you are notified of your acceptance to iTTi in Malaysia, your remaining tuition balance is due 30 days before your course starting date.

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